Best of British Bike Day – Saturday May 27th 2017

Members (and guest bikers) 

This coming Saturday looks set fair for hot and sunny weather so we should get a good turnout of British and non-British bikes.

As in previous years all and any British bike is welcome to park up in the garden of the Red Lion, whether ridden by a club member or not.

I would like to stress that all Brit bikes are welcome to park in the garden and not just Triumphs….which this year is the featured marque.

If you have a choice of motorcycle in your garage then bring the Trumpet – It will be very interesting to see how many we actually get.

If you are a club member but decide to ride a non-Brit bike then please park up outside the pub, the garden is only for Brit bikes.

Your BMRCO club membership runs out on June 30th so do take this opportunity and bring along your membership card and £7.00 and renew on Saturday. 

Ken Drinkwater (our Membership Secretary) will be there all day to stamp your card (proof of payment) and take your money.

Enjoy the day and see you there – Graham   

Cogges Farm Museum – Sunday June 18th 2017 09.30 —–

Cogges Farm Museum are holding their Classic Car, Vintage Bike and Steam Day at Cogges Farm Museum on Sunday June 18th 2017 ( Fathers Day) and our club has been invited to attend again. 

Last year BMRCO plus invited guests from other clubs numbered 24 and were a major attraction – our presence was hugely appreciated. The museum is a wonderful place for children of all ages and is really trying very hard to broaden it’s appeal.

They hope to get a good selection of relevant cars, motorcycles, tractors, steam engines, farm implements, stationary engines etc etc so it should make for an interesting day for all concerned.

This event is a local event and gives us the opportunity to support a very worthwhile institution and make our club known to other motorcyclists.

We should have the same spot as last year and need to be parked up by 09.30.

Questions to me please – Graham Lay

BMRCO ride to Donnington Brewery – Sunday May 7th 2017 – Report

A total of 24 members and guests were led a circuitous route to Donnington Brewery (nr Stowe on the Wold) by Rod with Paul doing a sterling job as tail end charlie. This is the first time I have taken part in a ride using the “drop off system” and I have to admit that it worked perfectly; without it I am sure that the 21 bikes would not have got to the destination as one group, if they had got there at all.

My thanks to Rod for organising it and a big thanks to Paul for ably bringing up the rear.

The brewery is located on private land and is quite idyllic. We were welcomed by the owner (and family) of the brewery and were given a guided tour by the head brewer with explanations given at every stage. I think it fair to say we were enthralled by the “olde world” nature of the process, the equipment and the rooms. The last stop on the tour was the tasting room……the beer sampled was quite excellent.

A huge thanks to the owner of the brewery, the head brewer and other staff who gave up their free time to look after us. Also a big thank you to Janice for opening up the Red Lion to provide coffee and tea. 

The 6 guest riders enjoyed the day and we hope they will visit us again. 

The following gallery of images require no explanation.

BMRCO ride to Donnington Brewery – Sunday May 7th 2017

BMRCO members

A gentle reminder that the first club ride has been organised for this coming Sunday (May 7th).

The Head Brewer of Donnington Brewery has been persuaded to open up and give us a guided tour. 

The brewery is not usually open to the public so we hope the weather will be kind and that we will have a good turnout to make our visit worth his while.   

Rod has made an interesting route to the brewery and has also arranged a suitable venue in Moreton in Marsh to stop on the way back for tea / coffee /lunch etc . 

As usual we shall meet at the Red Lion about 10.00am for a 10.30 departure.  

Janice has agreed to open the Red Lion for coffee/tea and of course the toilets will be available for our comfort…..

Those taking part will be required to sign on as per usual. 

Hope to see many of you there . 

Graham (on behalf of Rod)

Founders Day – July 23rd 2017 – with correct poster……

Founders Day will be held at Stanford hall nr. Lutterworth on Sunday 23rd July.

This is one of the best gathering of vintage/classic motorcycle and probably  the best auto-jumble of the year.

The club has been invited to exhibit once again this year, there are a limited number free passes available for members who would like to display their machines on the club stand. For more information see me at club nights.

John.

Chalgrove Village Festival 2017 – report

Chalgrove Vilage Festival held on the May Day holiday each year has as part of the attractions a display of all sorts of vintage/classic machinery, engines, miniature steam. cars, push bikes and of course motorcycles. A bit thin on M/C front this year with only eight bikes turning up however three of those were club members, one of which won the “most original” machine award.

Photo shows members of the public admiring the machine  line up.

Report by yer chairman – John Lay

Cogges Farm Museum – Sunday June 18th 2017

Cogges Farm Museum are holding their Classic Car, Vintage Bike and Steam Day at Cogges Farm Museum on Sunday June 18th 2016 ( Fathers Day) and our club has been invited to attend. Whilst we have already made our usual commitment to attend the Banbury Run on the same day, I do feel that there are a sufficient number of us who could support this event.

Last year BMRCO plus invited guests from other clubs numbered 24 and were a major attraction and our presence was hugely appreciated.The museum is a wonderful place for children of all ages and is really trying very hard to broaden it’s appeal and raise money to continue staying in existence.

They hope to get a good selection of relevant cars, motorcycles, tractors, steam engines, farm implements, stationary engines etc etc so it should make for an interesting day for all concerned.

This event is a local event and gives us the opportunity to support a very worthwhile institution and make our club known to other motorcyclists.

Questions to me please – Graham Lay

Cogges Farm Museum

Italian Bike Day – Saturday June 10th 2017

The Italian Bike day event will be held at The Red Lion in Cassington on Saturday June 10 th from 11.00 am to 6pm. All Italian bikes are invited to park up at the rear of the Red Lion whether ridden by a club member or not.

If you tip up on a non Italian bike then park at the front of the pub along the road. This is the 5th year this event will be held and it is a very relaxed affair whereby we can celebrate Italian engineering. No entry fee, no judging, just turn up and enjoy. 

The Red Lion will organise a BBQ and of course is always happy to dispense liquid refreshment.

For further information please contact Geoff Ives (contact details to be found on website)

Best of British Bike Day – Saturday May 27th 2017

 

The Best of British Bike Day event will be held at The Red Lion in Cassington on Saturday May 27 th from 11.00 am to 6pm.

All British bikes are invited to park up at the rear of the Red Lion whether ridden by a club member or not. If you tip up on a non Brit bike then park at the front of the pub along the road. This is the 5th year the event will be held and it is a very relaxed affair whereby we can enjoy our rich British motorcycle heritage. No entry fee, no judging, just turn up and enjoy.

This year the featured marque will be Triumph, whether Meriden or Hinkley or? – these are invited to gather in the pub garden to the rear of the Red Lion.

The Red Lion will organise a BBQ and of course is always happy to dispense liquid refreshment.

If you have any questions about this event please either contact me (Graham Lay).